UQ integrates its research strengths with excellent teaching and learning and has won more national teaching awards than any other Australian university. The major world rankings for universities regularly place UQ in the top 50 or top 100 universities globally.
The University of Queensland was identified as one of the nation’s top universities by the Federal Government’s 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) survey. Engineering obtained the highest possible rating (5/5) indicating that research in engineering is “well above” world standard. Aerospace Engineering forms a large part of Mechanical Engineering and UQ also received an ERA ranking of 5/5 in Mechanical Engineering. This means that UQ is equal first in Australia in engineering research.
These are the reasons why UQ attracts many of the best students into Engineering in Australia with a cut-off of OP6 (rank 89) in 2016.